Sigur Rós Touring UK, USA Next Year
Sigur Ros will be returning to the United States after their tour of the country in March and April. What for you might ask? They have been added to one of the largest music festivals in the United States – Coachella.
Set to take place April 12-14 and April 19-21 in Indio, California, the festival will feature the Icelandic band on April 13 and April 20, the Saturday night of each weekend. The band joins the headliners scheduled to perform throughout the festival – The Stone Roses, Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phoenix.
In other news, the band also revealed that they are currently working on a new album to be released later this year. The album will be their seventh album and will come shortly after Valtari was released back in May of 2012.
Tickets for Coachella go on sale January 29.
Coachella Tickets 2013
All for the love of science is theme for this update. Sigur Ros, who are slated to perform both dates in the United Kingdom and United States next year, just revealed details to play a show as part of the 2013 Jodrell Bank series on August 30. What exactly is this you might ask?
Every year the music series sees bands perform under the Lovell Telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, United Kingdom. According to NME, “ticket-holders will be able to take part in science experiments and workshops at the site’s Discovery Centre. The band will also project visuals onto the 76 metre-long telescope – which is one of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world and has been used by astronomers to explore outer space since 1957.”
Quite a cool set up for you music/science fans out there. Tickets for the show go on sale this coming Friday, January 18. You can find the best deals right here at SeatGeek.
With plans to tour the United States and the United Kingdom in 2013 already set, it appears that Sigur Ros is planning to hit the festival circuit as well. This past week the Icelandic group announced their plans to join Belle and Sebastian as headliners at the End of the Road Festival.
The festival will take place August 30 through September 1 at Larmer Tree Gardens in Salisbury in the United Kingdom.
Tickets have yet to go on sale for the festival but check back with us here at SeatGeek for the best deals on all End of the Road Festival tickets.
Sigur Ros have further expanded their 2013 tour with a series of North American dates. The Icelandic ensemble will hit up major Western cities next spring, making stops in New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco, among other sites. We’ve got their full NA itinerary below, as well as a new batch of updated ticket links!
Sigur Ros North American Tour Dates 2013
|3/24/2013||Fairfax||VA||GMU Patriot Center|
|3/25/2013||New York||NY||Madison Square Garden|
|3/30/2013||Toronto||ON||Air Canada Centre|
|4/3/2013||St. Paul||MN||Roy Wilkins Auditorium|
|4/8/2013||Grand Prairie||TX||Verizon Theatre|
|4/9/2013||Houston||TX||Bayou Music Center|
|4/10/2013||Cedar Park||TX||Cedar Park Center|
|4/17/2013||San Francisco||CA||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium|
Sigur Ros is expanding their 2013 tour of the United Kingdom with the addition of two dates in Manchester and London. As previously reported below, the band was scheduled to play Manchester on March 3 and London on March 7 and March 8. With this announcement, Sigur Ros has added a second date at the O2 Apollo in Manchester on March 4 and a third date at the O2 Academy Brixton on March 9, bringing their UK trek to a total of seven dates.
The band is touring in support of their latest album entitled “Valtari,” which was released back in May. The tour in support of the album also has the band performing in Portugal, Italy, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France and Australia.
On sale information is still evolving for the shows. Check back with us for details on the best deals on all Sigur Ros tickets.
Sigur Rós has announced that they will play a series of UK tour dates in March of 2013. The tour will be in support of the Icelandic rockers’ sixth studio album, Valtari, which debuted at number seven on the US Billboard chart, and number eight in the UK. It kicks off on March 2 in Glasgow, and then heads to Manchester and Wolverhampton. The tour finale finds the boys in London, where they will play a show on the 7th and 8th at the O2 Academy Brixton.
Sigur Rós formed in 1994, and released their debut album, Von, three years later. But it wasn’t until their 1999 release, Ágætis byrjun, did the band receive widespread critical attention, with some critics calling it “one of the greatest albums of its time.” Soon after, Sigur Rós was opening for the likes of Radiohead, and their music was appearing in TV and films, including Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” Sigur Rós is known for their minimalist, classical sounding music, and frontman Jónsi Birgisson’s falsetto vocals. Their style has been described as ethereal and ambient.
Sigur Rós Tickets 2013
- Tickets Massey Hall – Toronto, Canada
Sigur Rós Tour Dates 2013
|03/07/2013||Brixton||UK||O2 Academy Brixton|
|03/08/2013||Brixton||UK||O2 Academy Brixton|